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2011 Subaru Outback Recalls

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Most Recent 2011 Subaru Outback Recall

On January 11, 2017, Subaru recalled 53,480 Subaru Outback. Subaru of america, inc. (subaru) is recalling certain 2005-2006 subaru baja, 2006-2011 impreza (including wrx and sti models), 2006-2012 tribeca, 2009-2012 forester, legacy, outback, and 2012 wrx vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of alabama, california, florida, georgia, hawaii, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, puerto rico, american samoa, guam, the northern mariana islands (saipan), and the u.s. virgin islands.these vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
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2011 Subaru Outback Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 11, 2017

The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.

Recall repairs on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Subaru dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 27, 2016

The motor that operates the windshield wipers may overheat, causing the wiper operation to fail. This could result in decreased visibility and result in a crash. The wiper motor plastic cover could also melt, resulting in a fire hazard.

Recall repairs on your Subaru must be performed by a Subaru dealership. Subaru will notify known owners of affected vehicles (a timetable of this notification is unavailable as of the time of this writing). If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Subaru dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 25, 2013

Certain Subaru vehicles equipped with a remote starting system are being recalled because if the remote is dropped, the engine may start unexpectedly and continue to run. Key fobs integrated on the vehicle key are not affected by this condition.

Customer notification will begin toward the end of April 2013. If you have an affected vehicle, Subaru will notify you. If you believe your car is affected or experience problems with the remote start system, you should contact your Subaru dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Subaru recall number is WQF-42.

RepairPal Expert Overview on December 26, 2012

The accessory lights that illuminate the area under the doors are commonly called "puddle" lights. An electrical issue in one or more of these lights can cause the light assembly to overheat and possibly catch fire.

Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in February of 2013. If you are experiencing "puddle" light problems, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call. The Subaru recall number is WQE-41.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 6, 2011

Components inside the front wiper motor cover may overheat. Loss of wiper operation and/or a fire may result.

Subaru will notify owners of affected vehicles during November, 2011. If you are experiencing problems with the front windshield wiper system, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.